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Harlayne Apricot on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)


A very hardy, late-season disease-resistant apricot.

Harlayne is an excellent choice for a low-maintenance, cold-hardy apricot. It is productive, cold hardy to -34 (the most winter-hardy of the Harrow Series), late blooming, and late harvest (about 17 days after Harcot). It is resistant to brown rot, perennial canker, and bacterial spot. This tree is not self-fertile and a second late-blooming variety is required as a pollenizer: Harogem, Hargrand, and Jerseycot are all suitable partners.

The fruit is freestone, medium sized, very firm, with an attractive red blush. It is a high-quality apricot, and it does not tend to cracking. Thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size.

As Bob Purvis explains in Pomona, Fall 2006: "The earliest apricots brought to North America were mostly from Spain and similar Mediterranean climates, and they did not include the genes for a broader range of climatic adaptability. Modern breeders have sought out germplasm in many places, including central Asia where the apricot is thought to have originated." One such breeding program is based in Harrow, Ontario, and it has produced the "Harrow Series" of cold-hardy apricots that are suitable for New York and New England. Harlayne was released by this program in 1980, and it is, I assume, named for its developer, Dr. Layne.

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Harlayne is an excellent choice for a low-maintenance, cold-hardy apricot. It is productive, cold hardy to -34 (the most winter-hardy of the Harrow Series), late blooming, and late harvest (about 17 days after Harcot). It is resistant to brown rot, perennial canker, and bacterial spot. This tree is not self-fertile and a second late-blooming variety is required as a pollenizer: Harogem, Hargrand, and Jerseycot are all suitable partners.

The fruit is freestone, medium sized, very firm, with an attractive red blush. It is a high-quality apricot, and it does not tend to cracking. Thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size.

As Bob Purvis explains in Pomona, Fall 2006: "The earliest apricots brought to North America were mostly from Spain and similar Mediterranean climates, and they did not include the genes for a broader range of climatic adaptability. Modern breeders have sought out germplasm in many places, including central Asia where the apricot is thought to have originated." One such breeding program is based in Harrow, Ontario, and it has produced the "Harrow Series" of cold-hardy apricots that are suitable for New York and New England. Harlayne was released by this program in 1980, and it is, I assume, named for its developer, Dr. Layne.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apricot
Subcategory:

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: orange

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Prunus armeniaca cv. [(Reliable x o.p.) x o.p.] x Sun Glo
Origin: AAFC-Harrow, Ontario
Introduced in: 1980
Introduced by: Dr. Richard Layne

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Aug 06 (approximate, in New York State) + 17 days after Harcot

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Bacterial Spot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

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